How to use Zillow.com to find home prices

By Techwalla Contributor

Zillow.com is a leading real estate valuation website, which uses recent sales and tax data to estimate home prices. Zillow is a great tool to use if searching to buy a new home, or just to check different real estate markets, or even the value of your own home.

Step 1

Type www.zillow.com into your browser, or use the link at the bottom of this article.

Step 2

Type the zip code, state, city, or any other information into the fields on the zillow homepage. This will bring up a map of the area.

Step 3

Search the map by click dragging with the mouse, and using the bar on the side to zoom in or out. Depending on the level of zoom, little red houses will appear indicating the number of homes for sale within a given state, region or community. When zoomed in close enough, individual homes will pop up, with asking sale prices listed. The red houses indicate homes for sale, gold homes indicate recently sold homes, while most homes of neither color, can also be clicked on and home price estimates are given.

Step 4

Click on an individual home for more data. In addition to their home price estimate, zillow lists data like sales taxes, sales history, square footage, beds, baths, school district and more.

Tips & Warnings

  • Home prices listed on zillow are estimates and should be treated as such. They are a good guideline, but not set in stone.
  • The recent home sales listed on zillow can provide some insight into whether homes in a given area are selling for above, below, or right around zillow's estimates.

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